Comic Book Review: Deep Beyond #1

By Rebecca Benson This much-anticipated series, Deep Beyond, from Image Comics, will be hitting comic bookshelves soon Our story opens with the leader of a futuristic mission being under attack. This mission takes place in the depths of the deep of the North Atlantic. Observable is the effect of the attack. An unknown agent has…Read moreRead more

Comic Book Review: Pantomime #3 + ASL Review

By Rebecca Benson In Pantomime #3 from Mad Cave Studios, our beloved team is back at it again. They have declared war on the Manager. And it is a fight to the finish. No going back now. Using their training, learned from the Manager, the group attempts to free themselves from the Manager’s grasp. It’s…Read moreRead more

Comic Book Review: They Fell From the Sky #1

By Rebecca Benson New from Mad Cave Studios this winter is They Fell From the Sky. Readers are transported into a new journey, a space journey, that is! Tommy seems to be your average teenager. He’s got his routine of balancing school life, helping his family at their farm, bickering with his older sister, and…Read moreRead more

Comic Book Review: Pantomime #2

By Rebecca Benson The gang of friends have gotten themselves into some serious trouble with the second issue of Mad Cave Studios’ Pantomime. They got into the dilemma together, and they will have to get out of it together.  In this issue, we see Haley and Max et al enter into their own hell. They…Read moreRead more

Comic Book Review: The Autumnal #3

By Rebecca Benson The story continues for Vault’s The Autumnal, as readers dive deeper into the mystery of Comfort Notch and its legends. The creative team behind The Autumnal: (W) Daniel Kraus, (A) Chris Shehan, (C) Jason Wordie, and (L) Jim Campbell have outdone themselves with this issue. Featuring our main persons, Kat and Sybil, readers are given a greater glimpse of the…Read moreRead more

Comic Book Review: Origins #1

By Rebecca Benson Ever fascinated by post-apocalyptic stories, the gripping comic book entitled “Origins” from BOOM! Studios certainly falls into that category. A trio of survivors are focused on finding hope. They’re faced with death, disease, infection, and perhaps, new beginnings. “Origins” is the attempt at starting over; to find what had started it all…Read moreRead more

Movie Review: Rebecca

By Rebecca Benson Wanting to get into the Halloween spirit, I sought to watch Netflix’s remake of Daphne du Maurier’s novel, Rebecca. The original film, directed by the celebrated Alfred Hitchcock, who also won an Oscar (his one and only) for his depiction of the iconic book. His movie starred the dark and moody Laurence Olivier for…Read moreRead more

Comic Book Review: The Epics of Enkidu #1

By Rebecca Benson Working in the Special Education sector, I was captivated by the storyline of “The Epics of Enkidu,” which centers around an autistic individual. The project is available now on IndieGoGo at https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-epics-of-enkidu#/.  The “Epics of Enkidu” is a modern-day story stemming from the legendary mythology of Enkidu. Beginning in Baghdad, Iraq, readers are…Read moreRead more

Stairway: Anthology Review

By Rebecca Benson Stairway is a collection of ten comic issues produced by a different creative team for each, respectively, from Image Comics. It is pitched as a window to humanity and its unique tendencies. I was eager to read this anthology as it boasted Michael Crichton (“Jurassic Park,” “Timeline,” “Sphere”) type of science fiction. …Read moreRead more

Graphic Novel Review: No Going Back

By Rebecca Benson Before we start, this book is currently on Kickstarter and is ending soon! Check it out at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/arledgecomics/no-going-back?ref=project_link.  “No Going Back” is a graphic novel that stars teenaged Rebecca, whose life originated from within walls. These walls were built to protect its community. No one was allowed to exit; no one was allowed…Read moreRead more

Comic Book Review: The Autumnal #1

By Rebecca Benson Fall is my favorite season! And with its rapid approach, I have been–impatiently–waiting for Autumnal’s release! Autumnal centers around a mother and daughter duo. Life has not been kind to either, and yet they strive to make it better. Together. Kat has taught her daughter, Sybil, how to survive and fend for herself. Then,…Read moreRead more

Comic Book Review: Pantomime #1- Includes Sign Language Review!

Pantomime

By Rebecca Benson I have been eagerly awaiting this special issue when Mad Cave Studios first announced it on social media. I’m glad you asked why! As an educator with the Deaf/Hard of Hearing–and having graduated from an interpreting program–I am thrilled to see that Pantomime is a story about a group of deaf kids….Read moreRead more

Comic Book Review: Villainous #1

By Rebecca Benson Villainous by Mad Cave Studios quickly caught my attention with its vivid cover. You won’t want to glance over this one!  Crime has ramped up in New York City. Foul play by the Shadow Order is suspected. That’s where the Coalition of Heroes comes in. Matilda ‘Rep-Tilly’ Anderson is the Coalition’s newest…Read moreRead more

Comic Book Review: My Little Pony/Transformers: Friendship in Disguise #1

By Rebecca Benson Curiosity and nostalgia compelled me to pick up IDW’s crossover comic of Transformers and My Little Pony: Friendship in Disguise. So, hold on as we are transported into a unique realm… To start with, Writer James Asmus and Artist & Colorer Tony Fleecs give a “Roll Call” of all Ponies and Transformers…Read moreRead more

Graphic Novel Review: Mooncakes

By Rebecca Benson Ever since I first heard about Mooncakes from ROAR/Lion Forge, it piqued my interest. So let’s dive into Mooncakes! The story, written by Suzanne Walker, begins with Tam’s return to their childhood town. Important to the story is that Tam identifies as nonbinary and prefers the plural pronoun of ‘them’; oh, and…Read moreRead more

Comic Book Review: Hollywood Trash #1

By Rebecca Benson For my first ever comic book review, I look at an upcoming comic coming from Mad Cave Studios in the fall: Hollywood Trash. It starts with the villainous Grapevine inducting a henchman, Leonard Wiley, aka Boom-Boom, into his cult ‘family’. His ‘children’ refer to Grapevine as “Pa-Pa.” Each family member has a…Read moreRead more